about

Hello, I'm Matt, a freelance designer and art director based in Cardiff, South Wales. Design is far more than just my job, it’s my passion... Founded in 2016, Maestro is an independent design studio specialising in branding, web design and packaging, with over a decade of experience in the design industry working with startups, SME’s and global brands. Here at Maestro ideas are brought to life and developed, leaving clients with designs they love and are proud to represent their brand.

My Approach...

Creative Process

Behind every freelance design project I do is a process to help achieve the best results for my clients. It is informed not only by the creative brief, but by many years of experience working in a range of sectors. Whether its sketching ideas, wireframing a website or researching the market, you can rest assured the design and digital development is in safe hands.

Big Ideas

I believe that big ideas should always come first, they lay the foundation for every freelance project I do - it leads me to finding the right outcome and ultimately helps set my clients apart from the competition. Having a strong idea will evoke emotions, help your brand become memorable and make sure you say the right things to the right people.

Freelance Designer Cardiff, Branding & Web Design

My Experience...

I have been fortunate to work with some amazing UK companies over the years, predominantly in the Cardiff and South Wales area but I am always open to new opportunities. From startups to internationally renowned clients, my career has seen me work in almost every sector in the design industry including design agencies, in-house, freelance design and printing companies.

After gaining valuable experience I decided to become a freelance designer so I could immerse myself in the creative process and work closely with clients across branding, web design and graphic design.

If you’d like to see my CV or discuss an upcoming requirement for a freelance designer please send me an email, I’d love to hear from you.

My freelance experience doesn’t just start and end with graphic design. A range of expertise from idea generation through to branding and digital strategy is applied to all Maestro projects. Yes, the brand identity has to look awesome, but having the right strategy to place it in front of the right customers is just as important.

I can help strengthen your companies brand with almost any creative project such as branding, graphic design, web design and packaging. I also collaborate with many freelance experts around the Cardiff and Bristol area within different creative fields from web development, photography, copywriting and animation to ensure your branding is consistent across all channels and touch points.

Maestro Design Studio

What do I do?

As a freelance designer and art director I can assist with almost any creative type project...

  • Branding
  • Brand naming
  • Graphic design
  • Website design
  • User experience (UX)
  • Packaging design
  • Magazine design
  • Illustration & Character design
  • Photography art direction
  • Print/brochures/flyers
  • Typeface design


Happy Brands

I've worked with so many great brands in my career, some you may know are:

  • The Celtic Manor Resort
  • The Royal Mint
  • Tesco
  • Staedtler
  • Ty Hafan
  • European Tour
  • NHS Wales
  • Monmouthshire Housing
  • Swansea University
  • Yolk Recruitment
  • Golf Union of Wales
  • Artisan Grains


Happy Creatives

I love to work with agencies too! I have worked with some great people over the years including:

  • Sanders Design
  • CR Creative
  • Epoch Design
  • Smith & Milton
  • Rose Innes Designs
  • Amity Web
  • Jessica Draws

Currently available to design agencies in Cardiff, South Wales and Bristol for freelance work, whether ad-hoc jobs, week placements or project specific.

Brand Logos

Available for new freelance design projects, please get in touch on hello@maestromade.co.uk